Theres not going to be a macbook Pro update is there? :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dan0903, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Dan0903 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    ive waited 3 months, and my gut says if anything is to be said after randy newman it will be goodbye.

    £950 for an inferior (albeit sexy) laptop?, jog on .

    *hopes gut feeling is wrong*
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I would not be surprised to see Apple launch a refreshed MacBook Pro next Tuesday, after the MacBook Air has had a week in the sun.
  3. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
  4. brokenlighter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    No the MBA is not using penryn.

    I think I am going to order the MBP 2.4 right now.

    I am tired of waiting.
  5. Dan0903 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    anyone reckon this could be a marketing ploy by apple?

    >Potential MPB buyers, having waited for days/weeks/months await Macworld for an update so they buy macbook pro

    >Macbook pro update not shown.

    >sick of waiting and seeing no possible update on the horizon (no future events soon are there?) decide to go ahead and buy MBP.

    >apple shift many units of now obsolete MBP's, after target sale is reached, apple quietly roll out the update on its site ala MacPro.
  6. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Looks like I will be buying an old intel Mini to tie my daughter over while we're waiting for the new MBP (her old PC's shot). Will $100 get me something she can use for surfing and iTunes?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2006

    No -- you are WAY off. Apple is selling the MBP's like HOTCAKES.

    They do not have a Backlog of "Obsolete" stuff.

    You judgement is in error.

    Just One Month Ago, PCWORLD rated the MBP 17 a BEST BUY among Windows PC Laptops. Apple's sales are up 40% this past year. What do you think people are buying? Hint: it's NOT Mac Minis, or Mac Pros.

    It's iMacs, MacBooks and MacBook Pros.

    You will wait a long time for significant update.,123729-page,1-c,notebooks/article.html,135062-page,1-c,notebooks/article.html,136649-page,3-c,notebooks/article.html
  8. DragonRomeo macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    Sadly... Apple is still a business.

    But, then again, Steve Jobs understands the customer before he understands the product (eg. iphone price change ~> itunes "gift card" / AppleTV ~> Apple TV Take 2 w/ a $70 price drop)

    And I would like to believe he's not in it to lose customers as the frustration would cause a rush to Apple stores like... a scene from 300.

    Like a good business man, Steve Jobs understands loyalty over market share... didn't he take the job without a confirmed salary?
  9. Dan0903 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    chill, twas just a theory.

    and the MBP sells well because yes, it is a great model, however, its long been overdue an update.

    Like most people on here, i dont think we can expect anything too massive (not like a redesign).

    but it makes good business sense to get 'rid' of as many soon to be 'out of date' macbookpros before bringing new ones in?

    Hence why i THINK, they have pushed the penryn model back a few weeks.
    To highlight the MBA at macworld, and also make many waiting Mac owners shell out now for their MPB's.

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